Best Natural Energy Boosters
In my opinion, working and playing hard is the key to enjoying life more for most people. Sometime in the middle of doing that, you may feed the need for a natural energy boost.
What are the best natural energy boosters to aid in keeping you consistently working and playing hard?
We all know we are better served eating a healthy diet, exercise regularly and getting ample amount of rest but sometimes we still require an energy boost during the day to complete the task.
Let’s take a quick ( and I do mean quick) look at my top natural energy boosters that help fuel me through a busy day.
I believe you will find my choices and reasoning interesting. Use some of them, all of them or a mix to help fuel you to your dreams.
Caffeine Energy Boosters
Caffeine is by far the world’s first choice to boost energy during the day. It has been proven to boost metabolism, increase endurance, mental focus and overall energy. Caffeine is mainly consumed while enjoying Coffee all around the world.
Unfortunately, some people suffer adverse effects from consuming Caffeine in the form of Coffee such as jitters, digestion issues, and sleeping problems. For myself and most people, a cup of coffee is a great source of energy during the day.
Guarana Energy Boosters
Guarana (Paullinia cupana) is a fruit native to northern Brazil and it’s Amazon region. This fruit contains caffeine-rich seeds that can have like three times the amount of caffeine as coffee beans.
These seeds are also rich in the stimulants tannins, theophylline, and theobromine. Guarana seeds paste and extracts are used to flavor drinks, beverages and a source of caffeine. In some parts of the world, these beverages are considered health tonics and mostly used in Cola based sodas.
People who use Guarana regularly report a decreased appetite, increased mental alertness, and increased energy.
Unfortunately, Guarana infused beverages do present the usual Caffeine side effects but still would be a choice to increase energy during the day.
Green Tea Energy Boosters
A cup of Green Tea is always a great choice when seeking a natural energy booster during the day. It offers approximately 24-40 milligrams of caffeine, which is much lower than the same amount of coffee at approximately 95-200 milligrams.
The lower amount of caffeine and it’s more subtle taste are the more desirable benefits of enjoying Green Tea to get a boost of energy during the day.
Most people can sip it during the day without suffering an upset stomach, becoming overstimulated or experiencing trouble sleeping.
I must admit coffee is my first choice as a natural energy booster in the morning but I love a few cups of Green Tea during the day.
There is documented research that supports Green Tea’s health benefits. Such as promoting weight loss, lowering cholesterol, regulating glucose levels and reducing the risk of certain cancers.
Cordyceps Mushrooms Energy Boosters
Cordyceps Mushrooms may be the most effective natural energy booster known to man. My question is, who was the first to discover this possibility and how? LOL.
If you are familiar with Cordyceps Mushrooms you know why I ask those questions. Natural Cordyceps is a fungal parasite that grows from the Lepidoptera Moth Caterpillars head.
Yeah! I know. LOL.
Today these caterpillars are commercially cultivated to produce Natural Cordyceps. This is a good thing environmentally because I can only imagine The Lepidoptera moth caterpillars natural environment in the mountainous regions of Tibet and southern China being destroyed to harvest Cordyceps Mushrooms.
Cordyceps Mushrooms are known for boosting energy during exercise and physical exertion by increasing the body’s production of the molecule Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP), which is essential for delivering energy to the muscles.
This is thought to greatly improve the way your body uses oxygen during exercise. The increased oxygen and energy after consuming Cordyceps is commonly described by the average person and less present in trained athletes.
Vitamin B12 Energy Boosters
B12 plays a significant role in supporting red blood cells and maintaining DNA. B12 is also noted for increasing energy. It is common for health professionals and health enthusiasts to recommend taking vitamin B12 a person reporting feeling tired or exhausted.
Studies show B12 has the capability of increasing energy but only if the body is already deficient in B12. There is no evidence B12 will increase energy in a person that is not already deficient.
Why include B12 in this post when a person is better served by addressing the cause on the B12 deficiency? I include it because there are lifestyles and diets that can naturally lead to a deficiency in B12.
If you are Vegan or a person that does not eat meat, dairy, or other animal products then B12 may boost your energy because mainly animal foods contain the vitamin B12 naturally.
Rhodiola Energy Boosters
Rhodiola is found in the mountainous regions of Siberia and Northern Europe and has been used medicinallyfor thousands of years.
In ancient times the herb was a high commodity as it was used by Chinese emperors who believed it promoted immortality.
In modern times Pre-cold war Russian Olympians realized the power of Rhodiola to increase energy and athletic performance.
Research shows Rhodiola can improve concentration, sharpen mental capabilities and fight fatigue. Rhodiola’s adaptogenic properties allow it to work gently so the user will not experience the jitters and energy crashes commonly found with the use of caffeine.
When taken in the morning, Rhodiola has been shown to improve energy and mental capabilities throughout the day.
Iron Energy Boosters
Iron is an essential mineral that we get from the foods we eat. There are two sources of iron: heme iron, found in animal protein and fish; and non-heme iron, which is primarily found in plants and foods that have been fortified with iron.
Iron plays a critical role in energy production. A major component of red blood cells, it binds with oxygen that is absorbed through the lungs, then carries that oxygen to all of the cells throughout the body.
That oxygen becomes the foundation of energy production in the body. Without an ample supply of iron in the body, your cell becomes deficient of oxygen and you would begin feeling tired and exhausted as a result.
Your health care provider can tell you if you are deficient in iron. It the meantime make sure you include these 11 Healthy Foods That Are Very High in Iron in your daily diet.
Creatine Energy Booster
Creatine is an amino acid supplement prized by bodybuilder and athletes to reduce fat and add muscle. Can Creatine be a natural energy booster?
You can find Creatine in meat and fish and it’s also produced in your liver, kidneys, and pancreas. This is where it is converted into It’s then converted into Creatine Phosphate and stored in the muscles to used to create energy.
How does this help you? Creatine acts like a Marine Corps medic carrying energy in usable chunks from other parts of their body to cells where work needs to be done to carry on the fight.
Studies have shown low doses of Creatine during the day improves muscle function. This energy boost can be vital for you as you fight to be productive during the day.